Commentary by Lee Gill Cohen:
In July 2012, I lectured to a crowd of approximately 300 police officers and civilian employees, prosecutors, and officials in the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at the 2012 Institute of Police Technology and Management Symposium on Alcohol and Drug Impaired Driving Enforcement in St. Petersburg Beach. I presented my annual D.U.I. Case Law and Legislative Update keeping current in the law those dedicated to protecting our community from impaired drivers. This included discussing the more significant appellate opinions of McCoskey v. State, 76 So.3d 1012 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011)(Lack of intent not defense to D.U.I.), State v. Holland, 76 So.3d 1032 (Fla. 4th DCA 2011)(Admission of videotape of D.U.I. exercises without the testimony of officer who administered them not violation of Confrontation Clause), Nader v. Florida Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 37 Fla. L. Weekly S130 (Reading of full Implied Consent warnings sufficient instead of only mentioning which specific test being requested), and State v. Bowers, 37 Fla. L. Weekly S 136 (Fellow officer rule did not permit second officer to testify about what the first officer told the second officer at a motion concerning the validity of a stop).